The M4 “Don” road was designed and built in 1959-1966. It was made with two lanes and designed for only small loads. Over the following years, the road was rebuilt and changed. A toll section of the Don road was officially commissioned in November 1998, with a length of only about 20 km. It was the first toll section of roads in modern Russia.
In the 2000s, reconstruction of the M4 road continued. Multi-level intersections with other roads were made, and most of the road received separate carriageways. A barrier fence was also installed on the dividing lane, for greater safety on the track. Major reconstruction work was carried out in 2010.
The Moscow-Voronezh — Rostov-on-Don section carried out work on construction and reconstruction of the federal highway M4 “Don”. The work was carried out by order of Rosavtodor, and the construction was carried out by the contractor organization JSC “Centrodorstroy” with the participation of more than forty different construction campaigns. New technologies were used in the construction work on this road, which should not only reduce the cost of repairs and reconstruction, but also reduce the damage caused by $ environment.
The toll section of the Don route begins on the 416th kilometre of the M4 federal road. The road is built to modern European standards. This provides ease and convenience of transportation through it. But there are also some downsides. In the summer, due to the number of holidaymakers who travel with families to the south, the road is congested. As a result, queues are formed at payment terminals. Although the two-row road widens to eight lanes, drivers can lose about the toll points of 10 to 40 minutes.
The fare on the road “Don” depends on the type of car. For passenger cars, the one-way tariff is 55 rubles. For heavier cars (from 3.5 tons) and buses — 110 rubles. For heavy goods the cost is 220 rubles. At night travel on this section of the road costs cheaper respectively – 50, 100 and 200 rubles. The check that the driver receives when paying must be saved until the end of the trip.